Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 7

(3-4, 1-2 C-USA)

North Texas 34

(3-3, 1-1 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, October 12, 2013

Mean Green Stadium, Denton, TX

1 2 3 4 T
MTU 0 7 0 07
UNT 7 17 0 1034

Top Performers

Passing: D. Thompson (UNT) - 113 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Byrd (UNT) - 20 CAR, 139 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Smith (UNT) - 5 REC, 44 YDS

North Texas breaks away from Middle Tennessee 34-7

Associated Press

DENTON, Texas -- Reggie Pegram scored two touchdowns, and a pivotal burst of 17 unanswered points late in the second quarter lifted North Texas over Middle Tennessee 34-7 on Saturday night.

The teams traded turnovers in the early going and were tied 7-7 until the Mean Green (3-3, 1-1 Conference USA) put the game out of reach. Brandin Byrd's 1-yard run capped a 12-play drive putting North Texas ahead for good, and one play later Laraimie Lee returned an interception 20 yards as the Mean Green scored twice in just 15 seconds. Brelan Chancellor's 55-yard punt return set up a 21-yard Zach Paul field goal for a 24-7 halftime lead.

Middle Tennessee (3-4, 1-2) amassed only 66 yards passing and 139 on the ground.

Byrd matched that with 139 yards for North Texas. Pegram added 88. Mean Green's season-high 303 yards rushing ended a drought of 41 yards over the previous two games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
UNT
1st Downs1325
Total Yards205416
Passing66113
Rushing139303
Penalties1-156-70
3rd Down Conversions5-1510-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers33
Possession22:1137:49

Passing Leaders

Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grammer6/22361.601
North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson13/191135.902

Rushing Leaders

Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grammer151067.1126
Parker5285.6012
North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Byrd201397.0132
Pegram22884.0218

Receiving Leaders

Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Perkins5336.6017
Henry22010.0013
North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith5448.8013
Smith3299.7014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMTUUNT
TD03:38Reggie Pegram 5 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERMTUUNT
TD11:48Austin Grammer 5 Yd Run (Cody Clark Kick) 77
TD06:57Brandin Byrd 1 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 714
TD06:42Lairamie Lee 20 Yd Interception Return (Zach Paul Kick) 721
FG00:30Zach Paul 21 Yd 724
FOURTH QUARTERMTUUNT
FG11:27Zach Paul 22 Yd 727
TD02:56Reggie Pegram 4 Yd Run (Zach Paul Kick) 734